4 Ways to Pack Smart for Your Next Trip

As I was packing for spring break, I started thinking about how many people were also gearing up for a big trip. As a theater artist on the international festival circuit and a dad of three little kids, I’ve become an expert in packing for myself and for trips with the whole fam. Here are

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Tips To Maintain Your Beard

Guys: you don’t grow a beard, you keep a beard. If you do nothing, the hair on your face will grow. Your beard will be there unless you elect to shave it so if you are going to be a person with a beard, you’re not growing it–you’re keeping it! Now the question is–how are

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JQ’s Spring Cleanse Salad

Here in Chicago, winter is long and harsh but once it’s finally safe to put away your heavy coat, it’s time to do a little spring cleaning! For some of us, that means cleaning out our closets, our grill, and maybe our garage but it’s also a great opportunity to cleanse our bodies. One of

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Natural Solutions For Seasonal Allergy

You’ve waited through months of cold and darkness and now, when it’s finally starting to get nice out, you’re stuck inside hiding from hay fever! Is there anything worse than nagging, irritating allergies that won’t let you enjoy spring in its full glory? Standard over-the-counter medicines may help to clear up your symptoms but side

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Refresh & Renew Your Skin Care Routine

What’s our skin care mantra this spring? Renew and simplify! Those heavy duty creams and serums worked wonders during the cold and dry months but as we all know, April showers bring higher humidity. This means that now is the perfect time to refine and re-calibrate your routine! Let’s take this moment of seasonal renewal

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Spring Clean Your Diet & Eat for Energy

You’ve tidied the bathroom, decluttered the closet, and given the living room a deep cleanse–now it’s time to spring clean your eating habits! As we mentioned in our heart health post, a healthy diet is a cornerstone of overall physical and mental well-being. Plus, the energy boost that comes from cleaner eating will allow you

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Spring Fragrance: 7 Lively Scents for the Season

Spring is here, finally! Honestly, is there any better feeling in the world than the first warm weeks after months of bitter cold? From active afternoons in the warm sun to evening walks as the sun goes down, every activity is imbued with the excitement of the new season. Spring even makes cleaning fun! Wouldn’t

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Go Green with These 4 Eco-Conscious Brands

It’s March! Here in Chicago, we’re hoping the weather decides to “go green” for spring. It’s also as good as a time as any to start going green yourself! By now, we hope you don’t need NASA to tell you that our planet is in trouble. But climate change isn’t an issue that any one

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Immune Boost Your Way Through Cold and Flu Season

Even as the days grow longer and we begin to see the light at the end of winter’s tunnel, we’re still in the thick of cold and flu season. Now is not the time to get sick and fall behind on your #newyearnewme #goals! In order to survive this treacherous time of year, you’ll need

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